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The Hunters or the Hunted?: An Introduction to African Cave Taphonomy
- C. K. Brain
- 1 August 1983
"Amongst scientists involved [in taphonomy], C. K. Brain stands out as the pioneer; this impressive book is a statement of his investigations. . . . The Hunters or the Hunted? is a very important… Expand
Swartkrans. A cave's chronicle of early man
- C. K. Brain
- Art, History
- 1 December 1994
Ce site du TranSvaal qui a livre des restes d'hominides et des artefacts remontant entre 2 et 1 million d'annees, est au centre d'une polemique sur l'apparation de l'outil en os et les capacites de… Expand
Owls, caves and fossils. Predation, preservation and accumulation of small mammal bones in caves, with an analysis of the Pleistocene cave faunas from Westbury-Sub-Mendip, Somerset, U.K.
- C. K. Brain
- 1 June 1991
Evidence from the Swartkrans cave for the earliest use of fire
During recent excavations of hominid-bearing breccias in the Swartkrans cave altered bones were recovered from Member 3 (about 1.0–1.5 Myr BP) which seemed to have been burnt. We examined the… Expand
Cosmogenic nuclide burial dating of hominin-bearing Pleistocene cave deposits at Swartkrans, South Africa
Abstract Based on the cosmogenic nuclide burial dating technique, we present new radiometric age estimates of 2.19 ± 0.08 and 1.80 ± 0.09 million-years-old (Ma) for Member 1, and 0.96 ± 0.09 Ma for… Expand
Recently identified postcranial remains of Paranthropus and early Homo from Swartkrans Cave, South Africa.
A new distal femur, SK 1896 and other bones attributed to Homo cf. Expand
Beyond leopards: tooth marks and the contribution of multiple carnivore taxa to the accumulation of the Swartkrans Member 3 fossil assemblage.
- T. Pickering, M. Domínguez-Rodrigo, C. P. Egeland, C. K. Brain
- Geology, Medicine
- Journal of human evolution
- 1 May 2004
The results falsify an earlier hypothesis that, while the carcasses of smaller animals may have been deposited in Swartkrans by leopards, other kinds of carnivores (and hominids) were mostly responsible for the deposition of large animal remains and demonstrate the importance of choosing appropriate classes of actualistic data for constructing taphonomic inferences of assemblage formation. Expand
The contribution of limb bone fracture patterns to reconstructing early hominid behaviour at Swartkrans cave (South Africa): archaeological application of a new analytical method
Recently, Alcantara Garcia et al. (in press) presented a new method and criteria for distinguishing between fractures imparted by hominid hammerstone percussion and carnivores chewing on ‘green’ limb… Expand